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    I've long threatened to try some System of a Down on the uke. Here's the song that put them on the map. It was later covered by parody lounge jazz artist Richard Cheese.

    I take inspiration from both versions and capture neither. But I do switch between slow tempo and 'Nice' singing and very fast tempo and shouting. Also there's a contrast between the lyrics and everything else happening in the video.


    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    This season would have been perfect for Lynda' s season years ago where we got about a dozen covers of Hit Me Baby One More Time, each in a different style.
    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    Season 312. Submission 1. "Dona, Dona" (Written by Sholom Secunda and Aaron Zeitlin (1941)) Notably recorded by Joan Baez (1960) and
    Donovan (1965).


    Elena, thank you for hosting and your super theme. In this one you'll find a couple different picking patterns and audio mixes and a recording that sounds nothing like the Baez and Donovan recordings with which I've been familiar. I hope you enjoy it!



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    Found this theme a bit hard to get a handle on so apologies if I've missed the objet de l'exercise here.

    I had a stab at it though, and tried to write an original song for the season called Independent Adult.

    Attempting to be about the contrasts of adulthood, you know, strength /vulnerability, independence / longing, everyday life/ nostalgia. That kind of thing.



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    Not sure if this is any good or not, but it definitely has contrast! I got a mountain dulcimer 4 days ago, brand spanking new on it, and this is my debut for trying to play it on a video. I thought of this arrangement as I was walking my dog this morning, and this was my first take at trying to put it together.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RAB11 View Post
    This season would have been perfect for Lynda' s season years ago where we got about a dozen covers of Hit Me Baby One More Time, each in a different style.
    yes, that was really amazing! everyone brought it in a different way, i loved all those covers! if anyone fancies checking them out again the playlist for those songs is here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...i10V7wpzdcldQy the silly dave started it all, his vid is pure gold, with mrs silly dave slapping him at the relevant bits in the lyrics and wonderfully too there is a vid by our old dear friend ukey dave at the end of the list. an inspirational and fun "how to bring a song in 10 different ways" list!
    lynda

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    From the incomparable Tom Lehrer.

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    I really could've used one of those big rockstar double ukes for this one.

    Never mind the words, just hum along and keep on going...

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    So my main source of inspiration this week is songs that have already been covered in a wildly different style, and trying to mash the two together. Probably cheating.

    Here's one I wanted to do for Rick' s week a few months ago about songs that were made more famous by another artist, but never got round to it.

    This was originally by the Zutons and then covered by Amy Winehouse, although for some reason Mark Ronson gets the credit because be produced it. I start off with the Zutons arrangement, then pick up the pace and add the 7th and maj7 chords that makes the Ronson production so distinctive. And then I just short of did my own thing at the end.


    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    I tried to do one verse with a modified reggae beat, but that didn't work. At all. So I did it a cappella instead. Some Man in Black.

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